Teaching award nomination for Dunhurst teacher

Posted on 19th June 2019

A teacher at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst has been shortlisted in the ‘Teacher of the Year’ category at the Petersfield Awards 2019.

Dunhurst’s Head of Mathematics Darran Kettle is one of only five teachers to be selected as a finalist for the award, alongside other local junior school teachers.

After being shortlisted by an independent judging panel, the ‘Teacher of the Year’ category is now open to a public vote.

Darran, who has been teaching at Dunhurst for 16 years, was “absolutely thrilled” to hear he had been anonymously nominated.

Head of Dunhurst Colin Baty said: “As Head of Mathematics at Dunhurst, Darran has been inspiring and has enabled children to fall back in love with maths for a number of years. The excellent work he does with individual pupils is caring, kind and nurturing. Darran is an innovative teacher who, through his understanding of children’s development, unlocks their belief and confidence."

Darran added: “There’s something special about working at Dunhurst. I was always told as I was growing up that ‘school days are the best days of your life’. At Dunhurst, everything we do is to make that true for all our students, and to be a part of that is magical.”

Darran’s pupils both past and present are now invited to vote for him in the ‘Teacher of the Year’ category before voting closes on 30 June. You can vote on the Petersfield Awards website, here.